Monday, September 07, 2015

today's laments

i always wanted to make a blanket of all the boys' old favorite shirts... but they don't have those shirts anymore :(  or any of the pillows i made from their old shirts.  urgh.  i know we could have lost people and we only lost stuff... but how i miss the familiar sentimental stuff that could make anywhere feel like home

i so miss the soft old American quilt and the sand dollar quilt and the soft rosebud sheets

and every single set of soft flannel sheets

i miss snuggling with Courage - i wish he'd just come back and be safe again

i hate that i have no pans or bakeware and this kitchen feels too different and vacation homey for me to cook in :(

i hate that Trader Joe's doesn't stock their pumpkin bread mix till 16 September when i needed it for medicinal purposes weeks ago

i'm making pumpkin bread from scratch - it's going to end horribly i just know it ;)

Sunday, September 06, 2015

5 things sunday

Cape Cod was heavenly.... i went to all my favorite places and bought utterly pointless needless things like a chunky old wooden crate, a bowl with ducks on it and a sage stick too pretty to be burnt ;)  and we had icecream, of course

i wonder what possesses everyone with a small plane to fly over and back around and then back over our "house" (now just a rectangle of concrete) since it was hit by a plane...?  people are sooooo weird.  and complete tools also. and thoughtless to boot.  there's ANOTHER plane now, it's been a whole 7 minutes since the last one (?????????)

Primark opens it's hallowed Boston doors on Thursday.  excited much....?  A LITTLE!!!!!!

even better than that: we are going home in 9 weeks and 5 days.  just sayin'

another plane flew over the house.  what the????  i'm sensitive, i know but seriously, why??????!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

five things tuesday 1 september

dear white rabbits: work this month.  please!

i'm the mother who is sad when her kids go back to school, who gets an upset tummy for a week before because i HATED going back to school and i have major empathy for them.  plus i hate homework and lunch-making and back-to-school night and Sunday night and pretending to be nice and curbing my bad words and dark thoughts in front of other parents.  i don't have the gene that makes that kind of faking OK

lame things you lose in a fire that you don't think about till 8 whole weeks later and it hurts again for the lamest of reasons: all your favorite fonts, like ALL OF THEM!  your curling iron on the day you NEED curly hair.  the crossbars on your car - urgh, how did we leave those in the garage as we watched it get crushed and burned...?  sprinkles.  i had SO MANY PRETTY SPRINKLES!  Essie Wicked (though between you and me the word wicked is totally banned around here - my west coast streak haaaates it;).  the perfect white shirt, that has never been worn so it will be perfect and white on the day you choose to wear it.  my favorite baby lotion from England (because i'm still technically a baby:)

i'm going home in 10 weeks and 2 days.  not that i'm counting or nothing :|

you know you officially have a new favorite person when you make them scones from scratch and you sample them and they are delicious and you don't mind giving them away anyway

i just found one of those special pens made 'for her' and it's just like a regular pen :(

our car is all burnt on top.  i never thought to check the roof :|  

i quite love my new camera that has NO specks of dust on the sensor and my new lens that has enver been dropped in the ocean (the 28mm f1.8) and my new camera satchel

don't say anything but i think David Beckham could use more light in his instagram pics... they're dark. maybe that's how he likes them so i'm not going to add my negative opinion ;)

i cannot wait to go to Marks and Spencer and buy an entire kitchen of ready made wonderful food (i just fast forwarded 10 weeks and 2 days ;)  i miss curry.  and fresh bread.  and victoria sandwich cake.  and chocolate biscuits.  and chiplets.  and jelly snacks that are actually soft and squishy.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

five things 8/27/15

i wish Louis Vuitton and Cambridge satchel would get their acts together and make a LV satchel!!!  a tiny one that only fits an iPhone, a candy bar and lip gloss because seriously, what else do you need?!  car keys, yes, you DO need car keys....

Infacare is the only reason i take deep breaths these days

i love that Danny loved Gangsta Granny (almost) as much as me.  Granny died.  and as predicted i bawled my eyes out after finding Danny bawling his eyes out reading it :(

Sam is the feral kitten whisperer.  i'm embarrassed to admit it.... but i'm scared of wild kittens :|

i'm going home in 11 weeks (gasp). HOME!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

five things august edition

(five things a month is enough for now...................)

Danny's word of the day is anime.  it's 8:20am and he has said it 52 times so far :)

i can never for the life of me, when i'm out shooping (I do NOT shop, I shoop:) remember the name of the spray that keeps pets off the furniture.  and it's name is "Keep Off" :-|  duhhhhh

i suddenly realised that for my entire lifetime, i've been so fixated with the idea of someone new becoming the King or Queen of England that i have N-O-T-H-I-N-G with the actual Queen on it

my current obsession list: a Jenny Lind king size bed in cream.  chalk paint.  reinstalling Photoshop.  having my own computer.  Gangsta Granny (i am sure she's going to die, and i'm going to bawl my eyes out)

yesterday we painted.  it wasn't even close to as awesome as Emma Bridgewater and the lady running the place was annoying and loud

twirls for dinner is the best dinner ever! 

that's five :)  

Monday, July 27, 2015

5 monday love things (in no order)

1.  i love my cats.  losing one cat has been so painfully exhausting, emotionally and physically, there is never a moment of true downtime where my mind is at peace.  dearest Courage, please come home, you are so missed xoxo

2.  i love my husband.  to run back into a ferociously burning building to try to save my photos and my cats, that's the deepest truest love.  times 175 billion xoxo

3.  i love my sons.  their rooms are usually messy and their floors strewn with clothes and toys and books, especially two days after a trip to the UK.  but that Sunday, they had tucked their bags and books aside (as per the million nags to pleeeease keep things tidy/tidy really meaning safe and their exit clear in case of a fire) and they were able to escape without wasting a second, what was an instant, blisteringly intense, terrifying fireball.  the constant nagging felt like it finally really truly paid off that night and i am so so grateful for their beating hearts

4.  i love chinese food.  who knew!

5.  i love my neighbors for giving us a safe, calm, quiet, private place to be together with our pets.  seriously, that's the sweetest kindest thing ever xoxo

6.  i love having new shoes and new clothes - there have to be positives to losing everything, right? it's hopelessly shallow but it's totally true, starting from scratch with only things you love that fit just right is kinda nice.

7.  i loooooooove feta cheese and greek vinaigrette.

8.  i love never keeping the number to 5 :) 

5 monday hate things (in order - omg i HATE the post office, it makes me feel like Piper in the first episode of OITNB)

1.  i hate the man in the post office.  this is true of ALL post offices i've EVER been in but especially true of the one near my house.  he makes me sick, no word of a lie.  he cut the string off my brown paper packages tied up with string the first time i met him and today he told me Canada and England are exactly the same thing.  seriously... don't talk to me

2.  my coffee tastes bad when i make it - i hate when i have to make my own coffee and not just because i'm superlazy :|  it tastes so much better when it's made by Aaron :)

3.  i freaking love BJs but i freaking HAAAAAAAATE it's stupid name.  why the hell did they call it BJs????  it's taken me y-e-a-r-s to get over the stigma and go in there and i really love it and all the wonderful cake but the name?  urgh!!!  i can't say it without feeling the need to explain it's an ill-though-out name for actually a very nice place that sells cake and computer chairs and unpurchasable clothes that only almost retired real estate agents would wear :|  change the name!!!! 

4.  i hate people driving by reeeaaallly slow to look at my house.  it's a long story which will unfold in pictures someday but my house is fucked up beyond all recognition and people need to stay the hell away.

5.  i hate short sentences and the word 'she'.  "she tried and then she did".  who is SHE????  (she gouches out her eyes in agony)  I WANT TO GO HOME where the grammar and the cake and the TV is better.  i want to go home.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

doll parts

feverish and achey blistery. and NOT in a good way :|

my reservations and far fetched plans to GET OUT OF HERE this weekend even if the world ends between now and then (which it's entirely possible it could given how awful today was) :|

to Out of Time by R.E.M. it took 25 years for it to desaturate enough from being so horribly overplayed e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e but now i actually quite love it. but not Automatic for the People love it... but definitely more than Monster love it :|

why i never thought to just make my own avocado vegwich - it's SO GOOD! i am dying to go to Ruby's next week for a vegwich so i just looked at the menu to make sure they still make it (because that would be the total end of the world), and then i decided to make my own vegwich and now i'm pretty sure no vegwich ever could possibly be as good as mine (i put egg in it!!!)

that we have flowers in our garden!!! i thought the entire world was dead under the 100 inches of snow

at beach houses in NC. my itchy feet are back and it's a leap year next year ;) and i need a new accent :|

Hillary. and Bill.

Easter Sunday at the Cracker Barrel (where else?!)

grits and some kind of sawmill gravy shit -

ie wallpaper paste and horribly made mashed potatoes

with yummy biscuits!!! (well the dogs liked them)

totally awesome and a little bit naughty ;)

we needed the selfie stick so bad in there

we left it in the derned car!!!

the anti-foodie's favorite nachos:
waffle fries, tater tots, nacho cheese, spanish rice,and sour cream and tortilla chips:)

how i stay alive on the treadmill

yoga - it's like preschool for grownups

karaoke: i wanna be the girl with the most cake.

our house is overrun with a million cats and dogs

dog beach = heaven

i lost two of my socks and made a new pair ;)

i lost two of my socks and made a new pair ;)